SMi Group's 4th annual Telecoms for Smart Grids conference

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SMi Group's 4th annual Telecoms for Smart Grids conference

  1. 1. Industry challenges addressed!: • Developing telecoms networks specifically for smart utility grids • Cyber security of the electric power grid and the interconnectivity and the potential vulnerabilities between smart grids and smart homes • Telecommunications spectrum challenges for smart metering and grid rollout • Developing a smart water network - the iWidget project and what this means for EU utilities • One year on - Data Communications Company industry update business Choices: Choosing the Telecoms System for Smart Grids Workshop Leader: Andrew Thomas, Divisional Director & Dr. Andrew Wheen, Principal Consultant, Information Communications Technology, Mott MacDonald 8.30am - 12.30pm Key Speakers Include: • Adrian butt, Policy Advisor, Smart Grids, Department of Energy and Climate Change • jonathan Simcock, Managing Director, Data Communications Company • Gilles Thonet, Managing Director Europe, Zigbee Alliance • Markus Hofsaess, Project Manager, Smart Meter Communication, Technology & Solutions, E.ON • Denis O'Leary, Head of Smart Energy Technologies, ESb • Prof. William Webb, CEO, Weightless • john bourke, Head of Systems and Services, Satellite Applications Catapult • Prof. Dragan A. Savić, Professor of Hydroinformatics and Head of Engineering, University of Exeter • David Greer, Executive Director Institute for Information Security, University of Tulsa • Mark Ossel, Board Member, OSGP Alliance • Colin Mallett, Director, Smart Homes & buildings Association SMi presents its 4th annual… 22ND - 23RD SEPT 2014Marriott Regents Park Hotel, London Telecoms for Smart Grids bOOK bY 30TH MAY AND SAVE £300 bOOK bY 30TH jUNE AND SAVE £100 www.telecomsforsmartgrids.com Register online or fax your registration to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 or call +44 (0) 870 9090 711 GROUPS DISCOUNTS AVAILAbLE PLUS AN INTERACTIVE HALF-DAY POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP Wednesday 24th September 2014, Marriott Regents Park Hotel, London Sponsored by
  2. 2. Register online at: www.telecomsforsmartgrids.com • Alternatively fa Telecoms for Smart Grids Day One I Monday 22nd September 2014 www.telecomsfo Official Association Partners Want to know how you can get involved? Interested in promoting your services to this market? Contact Daniel Lee, SMi Marketing on +44 20 7827 6078, or email: dlee@smi-online.co.uk WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Managers, heads of department, and directors of the following job functions would benefit from attending Telecoms for Smart Grids. • Telecommunications • Smart Grid and Strategic Planning • Distribution Engineering • Smart Metering • Future Networks • Research and Development • Network Operations • Distribution Automation • Regulatory Policy • Information Communication Technology • Metering Infrastructure • Smart Grid Analysis • Systems Integration Engineering 08.30 Registration & Coffee 09.00 Chairman's Opening Remarks Gilles Thonet, Managing Director Europe, Zigbee Alliance 09.10 Zigbee wireless standard for the 21st century smart grid • Creating two-way communication and control of an increasing number of devices, providing energy providers a “last meter” wireless connection into homes with the ZigBee open and global wireless standard • Current and upcoming smart grid developments using ZigBee technology across Europe • ZigBee’s role in addressing energy efficiency programmes for energy providers • How an open global standard can be the catalyst for better communication between energy providers and consumers, better management of energy resources, and have a positive impact on the environment Gilles Thonet, Managing Director Europe, Zigbee Alliance KEYNOTE ADDRESS 09.50 Addressing the challenges of deploying a smart grid in Great britain • The work and aims of DECC’s Future Electricity Networks team and the Smart Grid Forum (SGF) • A smart grid vision and routemap • Determining the benefits and challenges to implementation • Actions the SGF and others are taking forward to make a smart grid a reality in Great Britain Adrian butt, Policy Advisor, Smart Grids, Department of Energy and Climate Change 10.30 Morning Coffee 10.50 How to make renewable energy installations part of the integrated smart grid network based on proven M2M technology • Deploying secure processor and communications circuits turn renewable energy installations into ‘thin clients’ • Enabling wide area M2M management to provide an audit trail to panels, performance monitoring, and secure asset tracking • Using trusted payment applications securely embedded in panels to create greater opportunities to exploit proven technology in renewables and smart grids Colin Mallett, Director, Smart Homes & buildings Association - SH&bA OVERCOMING SMART METERING TELECOMMUNICATIONS CHALLENGES 11.30 Case Study: Looking at E.ON smart metering roll out considerations • Smart metering requirements • Regulatory considerations • CAPEX and OPEX considerations • Testing and results update Markus Hofsaess, Project Manager, Smart Meter Communication, Technology & Solutions, E.ON 12.10 Networking lunch KEYNOTE ADDRESS 13.30 The DCC: Update on the current communications network status • Challenges that still need to be overcome • What will we need to expect in terms of future regulation jonathan Simcock, Managing Director, The Data and Communications Company 14.10 Economic benefits of smart grid development – the latest from SmartGrid Gb’s report • Focus on economics case for smart grid telecoms, return on investment and costs • Next steps needed to push for smart grid development in Great Britain Speaker tbc, SmartGrid Gb 14.50 Afternoon Tea 15.10 Current communications technologies are far from ideal for smart metering - time for something different • The issues with technologies such as GPRS for smart metering • Designing a wireless technology specifically for M2M / metering - Weightless • How might we achieve nationwide deployment? • Can we rely on public networks and unlicensed spectrum for smart grid communications? Prof. William Webb, CEO, Weightless 15.50 Modelling smart metering system in real scale: why static traffic predictions are not enough • The analysis of such large-scale distributed systems together with the many possible communications network technologies can be extremely difficult • This is often solved only partially because many modelling techniques tend to analyse individual components or subsystems, rather than the relationships and interactions between components, and their impact on the whole system. In case of communication network planning this task typically takes the form of static estimation of expected traffic in the system, based on transaction numbers derived from identified use cases • This cannot capture the dynamic of the system end-to-end, and different methods and tools need to be considered and used, and we will introduce CLEVERsim as one of these tools Dr. Dritan Koleshi, Senior Lecturer in Communications Networks, University of bristol 16.30 Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
  3. 3. ax your registration to +44 (0)870 9090 712 or call +44 (0)870 9090 711 Telecoms for Smart Grids Day Two I Tuesday 23rd September 2014orsmartgrids.com 08.30 Registration & Coffee 09.00 Chairman's Opening Remarks Gilles Thonet, Managing Director Europe, Zigbee Alliance 09.10 Maximising value from smart grid telecoms investments • Utilising electricity infrastructure to roll out a high-speed fibre network • Communications options for smart metering • Big Data – the challenge for telecoms infrastructure • Interconnecting of everything and telecoms strategy Denis O'Leary, Head of Smart Energy Technologies, ESb 09.50 Capitalising on funding opportunities for smart grid projects • What EU funding is available for your projects? • How can you develop partnerships to aid funding approvals? • Regulatory considerations Tracey Sheehan, Partner, Taylor Wessing 10.30 Morning Coffee OVERCOMING SMART ENERGY GRID TELECOMS CHALLENGES 10.50 Delivering communications requirements • Implementing smart grid applications under pinned by robust and dependable communications • Understanding telecoms requirements making purchasing decisions in an uncertain and changing environment • Examining the requirements and looking at commercial models of telecoms provision Andrew Thomas, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald 11.30 Satellite M2M devices, connectivity and platforms • Introduction to the Satellite Applications Catapult • Current M2M Connectivity options • Future M2M Connectivity options john Paget bourke, Head of Systems and Services, Satellite Applications Catapult 12.10 Networking lunch 13.30 Open source smart grid protocols • A Future proof Architecture for smart grid • Communication for smart grids; the essence of managing a grid • What is connected to the grid? Mark Ossel, Board Member, OSGP Alliance 14.10 Developing a smart water network - iWidget project and what this means for EU utilities • Smart water telecoms challenges • Water utility benefits from smart meters • Customer benefits from smart meters • Joint water and energy management • Customer engagement Prof. Dragan A. Savić, Professor of Hydroinformatics and Head of Engineering, University of Exeter 14.50 Afternoon Tea 15.10 Spectrum challenges for smart metering and grid rollout • Application radio communications requirements • EUTC spectrum harmonisation programme • Pit-falls for your rollouts Adrian Grilli, Managing Director, jRC 15.50 Cyber security of the electric power grid and the interconnectivity and potential vulnerabilities between smart grids and smart homes • The additional impact of electric vehicles on system security • Taking into account the broader opportunities and challenges of the Internet of Things David Greer, Executive Director Institute for Information Security, University of Tulsa* 16.30 Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two *Subject to Final Confirmation Supported by
  4. 4. Overview of workshop: Delivering the benefits of smart grid solutions requires communications. Some of the user requirements are becoming clear but the future developments are still subject to debate. This workshop will consider: • How a range of Smart Grid applications such as distribution automation, power quality monitoring relating to supply side management, and smart meter deployment will set the communications needs • How will utilities provide communications?. Building on the themes of the conference what are the business implications/benefits of the communications choices you make? • Applications for the future MV/LV smartgrid will demand communications. The workshop will examine the requirements and examine how these translate into a specification • Communications systems options – public vs private network, Requirements vs cost, In-source vs Out-source • Spectrum, Mr A Grilli from the JRC (the UK utilities spectrum manager) will review the constraints spectrum imposes on communications options • New commercial models for utilities and telcos Why you should attend: The aim of the workshop leader is to leave participants with a deeper understanding of: • The Utilities technical and performance requirements for smart grid communications • The options open to utilities to source communications • Industry trends around service provision • Technology choices and the constraints of spectrum Programme: 08.30 Registration and coffee 09.00 Telecoms requirements A utility’s requirements are complex but to engage with suppliers they need to be understood. This session will present a consolidated view of technical and performance requirements for debate and challenge. 10.00 Coffee break 10.15 Technology & Spectrum Radio is likely to be a primary part of any smart grid comms solution and the choice of technology is dependent on spectrum availability. Mr A Grilli will examine the constraints and opportunities and how utilities worldwide are co-operating to secure spectrum for smart grids. 11.15 Coffee break 11.30 Commercial imperitives Finding a clear path between self provision and the many levels of outsourcing is preoccupying many utilities. This session will look at various ways in which this debate is evolving and some of the solutions which are being implemented. 12.15 Summary 12.30 Close of workshop business Choices: Choosing the Telecoms System for Smart Grids Workshop Leaders: Andrew Thomas, Divisional Director & Dr. Andrew Wheen, Principal Consultant, Information Communications Technology, Mott MacDonald HALF-DAY POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP Wednesday 24th September 2014 I 8.30am – 12.30pm Marriott Regents Park Hotel, London
  5. 5. SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIbITION OPPORTUNITIES SMi offer sponsorship, exhibition, advertising and branding packages, uniquely tailored to complement your company’s marketing strategy. Prime networking opportunities exist to entertain, enhance and expand your client base within the context of an independent discussion specific to your industry. Should you wish to join the increasing number of companies benefiting from sponsoring our conferences please call: Sadia Malick, Director on +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or email: smalick@smi-online.co.uk Sponsored by ViaSat cybersecurity platform enables mission assurance for critical infrastructure owners and operators. The platform bundles security, automation, and compliance. It defends against attacks to energy delivery systems, addressing both internal and external threats to the operations networks. Real- time monitoring, detection, and response improves reliability and resiliency. www.viasat.com
  6. 6. FAX your booking form to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 PHONE on +44 (0) 870 9090 711 POST your booking form to: Events Team, SMi Group Ltd, 2nd Floor South, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0bS, UK If you have any further queries please call the Events Team on tel +44 (0) 870 9090 711 or you can email them at events@smi-online.co.uk TELECOMS FOR SMART GRIDS Conference: Monday 22nd – Tuesday 23rd September 2014, Marriott Regents Park Hotel, London I Workshop: Wednesday 24th September 2014, London 4 WAYS TO REGISTER ONLINE www.telecomsforsmartgrids.com Payment: If payment is not made at the time of booking, then an invoice will be issued and must be paid immediately and prior to the start of the event. If payment has not been received then credit card details will be requested and payment taken before entry to the event. Bookings within 7 days of event require payment on booking. Access to the Document Portal will not be given until payment has been received. Substitutions/Name Changes: If you are unable to attend you may nominate, in writing, another delegate to take your place at any time prior to the start of the event. Two or more delegates may not ‘share’ a place at an event. Please make separate bookings for each delegate. Cancellation: If you wish to cancel your attendance at an event and you are unable to send a substitute, then we will refund/credit 50% of the due fee less a £50 administration charge, providing that cancellation is made in writing and received at least 28 days prior to the start of the event. Regretfully cancellation after this time cannot be accepted. We will however provide the conferences documentation via the Document Portal to any delegate who has paid but is unable to attend for any reason. Due to the interactive nature of the Briefings we are not normally able to providedocumentationinthesecircumstances.Wecannotacceptcancellationsofordersplaced forDocumentationortheDocumentPortalasthesearereproducedspecificallytoorder.Ifwehave to cancel the event for any reason, then we will make a full refund immediately, but disclaim any further liability. Alterations: It may become necessary for us to make alterations to the content, speakers, timing, venue or date of the event compared to the advertised programme. Data Protection: The SMi Group gathers personal data in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act1998andwemayusethistocontactyoubytelephone,fax,postoremailtotellyouaboutother products and services. Unless you tick here □we may also share your data with third parties offering complementary products or services. If you have any queries or want to update any of the data that we hold then please contact our Database Manager databasemanager@smi-online.co.uk or visitourwebsitewww.smi-online.co.uk/updatesquotingtheURNasdetailedaboveyouraddresson the attached letter. Unique Reference Number Our Reference U-043 Terms and Conditions of booking DELEGATE DETAILS Please complete fully and clearly in capital letters. Please photocopy for additional delegates. Title: Forename: Surname: job Title: Department/Division: Company/Organisation: Email: Company VAT Number: Address: Town/City: Post/Zip Code: Country: Direct Tel: Direct Fax: Mobile: Switchboard: Signature: Date: I agree to be bound by SMi's Terms and Conditions of Booking. ACCOUNTS DEPT Title: Forename: Surname: Email: Address (if different from above): Town/City: Post/Zip Code: Country: Direct Tel: Direct Fax: □ book by 30th May to receive £300 off the conference price □ book by 30th june to receive £100 off the conference price EARLY bIRD DISCOUNT VENUE Marriott Regents Park Hotel, 128 King Henry's Road, London, NW3 3ST □ Please contact me to book my hotel Alternatively call us on +44 (0) 870 9090 711, email: hotels@smi-online.co.uk or fax +44 (0) 870 9090 712 CONFERENCE PRICES GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILAbLE I would like to attend: (Please tick as appropriate) Fee Total □ Conference & 1 Workshop £2098.00 + VAT £2517.60 □ Conference only £1499.00 + VAT £1798.80 □ 1 Workshop only £599.00 + VAT £718.80 PROMOTIONAL LITERATURE DISTRIbUTION □ Distribution of your company’s promotional literature to all conference attendees £999.00 + VAT £1198.80 The conference fee includes refreshments, lunch, conference papers, and access to the Document Portal. Presentations that are available for download will be subject to distribution rights by speakers. Please note that some presentations may not be available for download. Access information for the document portal will be sent to the e-mail address provided during registration. Details are sent within 24 hours post conference. Payment must be made to SMi Group Ltd, and received before the event, by one of the following methods quoting reference U-043 and the delegate’s name. bookings made within 7 days of the event require payment on booking, methods of payment are below. Please indicate method of payment: □ UK bACS Sort Code 300009, Account 00936418 □ Wire Transfer Lloyds TSB Bank plc, 39 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AU Swift (BIC): LOYDGb21013, Account 00936418 IBAN Gb48 LOYD 3000 0900 9364 18 □ Cheque We can only accept Sterling cheques drawn on a UK bank. □ Credit Card □ Visa □ MasterCard □ American Express All credit card payments will be subject to standard credit card charges. Card No: □□□□ □□□□ □□□□ □□□□ Valid From □□/□□ Expiry Date □□/□□ CVV Number □□□□ 3 digit security on reverse of card, 4 digits for AMEX card Cardholder’s Name: Signature: Date: I agree to be bound by SMi's Terms and Conditions of Booking. Card billing Address (If different from above): LIVE STREAMING/ON DEMAND/DOCUMENTATION Unable to travel, but would like to watch the conference live, ask questions, participate as if you were in the room? Price Total □ Live Streaming £999.00 + VAT £1198.80 □ On demand £599.00 + VAT £718.80 (available 24 hours after the event) □ Access to the conference documentation on the Document Portal £499.00 + VAT £598.80 □ The Conference Presentations – paper copy £499.00 - £499.00 (or only £300 if ordered with the Document Portal) PAYMENT VAT VAT at 20% is charged on the attendance fees for all delegates. VAT is also charged on live Streaming, on Demand, Document portal and literature distribution for all UK customers and for those EU Customers not supplying a registration number for their own country here

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